Lady Leshurr had a lucky escape when her Dancing On Ice partner’s skate went over her finger.
The 32-year-old star was sadly eliminated from the ITV competition on Sunday night despite receiving a perfect 10 from all four judges, and she was overjoyed when her full 40 was revealed.
When Christopher Dean followed suit after Ashley Banjo, John Barrowman and Jayne Torvill all gave her full marks, Leshurr dropped to the ice and was helped up by pro skater Brendyn Hatfield.
The show’s official Twitter account shared a clip of the happy moment, but she revealed things almost took a horrifying turn.
She tweeted: ‘Fun fact as soon as I dropped Brendyn’s blade went over my finger’.
Lady Leshurr faced off against Colin Jackson in the dreaded skate-off, and despite being one of only two celebrities to score a perfect 40 for her routine, she was sent home when the judges chose to save Colin and his partner Klabera Komini.
Speaking after the result was announced, the Quarantine Speech hitmaker said: ‘I’m actually really happy. I love Colin, he’s always smiling and he’s so genuine, and I literally … I was shaking my head, I was like “Please not again guys, please don’t let us through”.
‘I genuinely want Colin [on the show]. I’ve had an amazing time.’
This week saw each of the four remaining contestants take to the ice twice, with one routine revolving around a specific prop they had each been given, and their second routine set to a personal piece of music which told a story from their private lives.
Lady Leshurr had scored a perfect 40 for her first routine – which saw her dance with a chair – and had picked up an impressive 37 points for her personal routine, which was set to No-One by Alicia Keys and was dedicated to her sister, who passed away following a secret battle with cancer.
After her exit, she paid tribute to both her sister and brother-in-law with a light-hearted but poignant message.
She wrote: ‘I hope I done them both proud (despite nearly falling Face with tears of joy I came & done what I wanted to do which was get 10’s (especially from Chris) and skate for my sis and brother in law whilst they both look down from above…
‘I’ve left on a high so genuinely happy proud and relieved’.
And the following morning, she had some kind words for pro partner Brendyn after their journey on the ice.
She tweeted: ‘Had the best time with @BrendynHatfield couldn’t of asked for a better partner to enjoy this whole experience with.
‘Not only that he’s one of the purest kind hearted souls I’ve ever came across… heart of gold. Forever making ppl laugh. Gonna miss skating with u my Jim Carey (sic)’
Dancing On Ice returns next weekend on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.